All 10 Kythira Sightseeing
Here are all the Kythira sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Kythira, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Kythira
This small island to the south of Kythira has only 50 permanent inhabitants. The largest village, and at the same time port, is Potamos. It can be accessed by boat from Kythira but it has only a few amenities.
The Archaeological Museum of Kythira is located in Chora. It houses an important collection of Minoan vases, Mycenaean pottery, various remains from the Archaic and Classical periods and marble statues found on the island.
In Livadi, there is the Byzantine Museum housed in the post-Byzantine church of the Analipsi. This museum offers a fine and rare collection of fragile paintings and frescoes from other churches, rescued by the Greek Department of Archaeology. There are also parts of an important early Christian mosaic, collected from the ruins of the church of Agios Ioannis Potamos.
This nice church in Livadi is dedicated to the Ascension of Christ. It hosts a collection of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art.
This Monastery is built on the site where Agia Elesa was tortured and died in order not to deny her faith to God. In fact, her grave is found at the yard of the Monastery. The road leading there is tough. The monastery is located a bit off Ano Livadi.
The island of Kythira has two beautiful arched stone-built bridges that remain from English domination, as they were part of their protection system. The biggest one is found in the village of Livadi.
This Castle was built by the Venetians in the 16th century to protect the island from enemies and attacks. It is found at the entrance of Avlemonas harbor and the Lion of Saint Mark, the symbol of Venice, is engraved on it.
The Venetian Castle of Chora dominates over the village. It was constructed in 1503 on the site of a former Byzantine fortress of the 12th century. Among the remains of the castle, there are some nice churches.
This Cave is located 20 km north west of Chora. It is a stalagmite cave and there is a chapel dedicated to Agia Sophia inside the chapel. It is said that her dead body was found there.
The monastery of Agia Moni is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It was built in 1840, on the top of a very high mountain, and has an incredible view on the harbor of Diakofti. The monastery celebrates on August 6th.
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